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When an insurance salesman is blinded in a boxing accident, his world is turned upside down as he has trouble functioning in his sightless world. All seem hopeless until he learns of an innovative European project that trains dogs as guides for the blind. He explores the idea and decides to train for a dog. He eventually gets a guide dog, but soon learns that he is barred from taking his needed companion into transit vehicles and public buildings and businesses. With a newfound friend, he must fight to make the country recognize that those rules are unfair to him and his guide.Written by
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As the film depicts, American culture was apprehensive about the idea of a guide dog accompanying people in public places. The Seeing Eye also ran into many obstacles, as the organization had no funding, and needed special trainers as well as special dogs. The Seeing Eye confronted these obstacles head-on. Morris Frank and Buddy traveled the U.S. acting as ambassadors for the cause, which literally opened doors for people with disabilities and their service dogs. They also influenced the eventual passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which grants full public access to people with service dogs. See more »
[Both men are discussing why dogs are not permitted in the restaurant]
... Among other reasons, dogs have a - well, a disagreeable *odor*, for lack of a better term.
Well, do you smell anything disagreeable right now?
[the other man shakes his head negatively]
Neither do I. Buddy?
[Buddy emerges from under the table, where she has been hidden the whole time]
NO DOGS ALLOWED, and that's FINAL! Now take this - this MUTT and leave, before I call the city pound.
[with a shrug]
Let's go, Buddy. I know a...
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Charming little movie about the founding of the Seeing-Eye program that began in the US in the early 1930's. With a touching performance by Timothy Bottoms as Morris Frank, the first blind person who was was given the task to prove that the program would work, and of course the German Shepard dog who played "Buddy" the first seeing-eye dog.
Holds your interests from beginning to end and leaves you feeling much better about there being good in the world then you thought there was before you saw the movie. Not exactly for young children, it's no Rin Tin Tin or Lassie film, but still one of the best dog or animal movies ever made and unlike most films about animals and people this movie is based on a true story which results, the Seeing Eye Program, are still with us today and bigger then ever.
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